Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pharmacology

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Overexpression of Protein Improves Cardiac Efficiency

Northwestern Medicine scientists have revealed the role of a protein, SNRK, in cardiac tissue metabolism, which may lead to new insights in treating heart failure.

Regulating Sodium Channels in Epilepsy

A new Northwestern Medicine study may help explain why patients with the same epilepsy gene mutation experience different levels of disease severity.

Interdisciplinary Approach to Studying Nicotine Addiction

Studying nicotine addiction and its affects on the brain has led Ryan Drenan, PhD, associate professor of Pharmacology, to uncover new information on nicotine receptors, called receptor nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.

Graduate Research Resources

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Basic Science Administration

Our department is supported by the Basic Science Administration group. The team provides assistance related to research and financial administration, professional affairs, facilities and communications.

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